In 1909, Grace Bible Fellowship was known as the First Baptist Church of Yuma and was the first church in the city of Yuma proper that was baptistic in nature. The church was planted by Valley Baptist Church which started in 1907 in the county area.
 
First Baptist never lost its sense of mission. Many found new life in Jesus Christ over the years and the ministry was well known for its care and ministry to the military men and women during the various wars of our country. Although faithful to the LORD, the church experienced years of decline and in 1994 took a bold step by inviting Titus Ministries to prepare them for growth. That process concluded in June of 1995 when Pastor Rick and his wife, Debbie, moved from Phoenix, Arizona to pastor the church. Under Pastor Rick’s leadership, the church has enjoyed a stable, caring, grace oriented ministry.